How Many Syns In Parma Ham? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
26 June, 2022

Is Parma Ham High In Syns On The Slimming World? - Our Guide

If you are looking for a quick sandwich filler or maybe you want to make a cold meat platter, you might curious as to how many syns parma ham has on the slimming world plan.

Is Parma Ham High In Syns On The Slimming World?

Parma ham has on average 2 syns a slice, making it low syns, but you should be cautious about having the ham in moderation since the slices are very thin.

Down below we've discussed in further detail how much parma ham you can have in the slimming world, syn values of parma ham, low syn alternatives and two SW recipes using parma ham.

How Much Parma Ham Can I Eat On Slimming World?

At 2 syns for one slice, you could have up to 7 slices of parma ham before using all of your daily syn allowance, making it low in syns. It should be noted that parma ham is very thin, however, so can be easy to overeat, therefore we suggest having it in moderation.

Parma ham is very high in fat, having 4g of fat for two slices and up to 1.2g of salt, if you are following a low salt diet or watching your fat intake we would suggest having the ham occasionally.

Syn Values Of Parma Ham

Parma ham has similar syn values no matter where you buy it from, but to help you stay on track, we've listed the syn values of some popular brands down below.

  • Tesco Finest Parma Ham 78g - 2 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Italian Parma Ham 6 Slices 80g - 3.5 syns for two slices.
  • M&S Prosciutto di Parma 14 Month Matured Parma Ham 80g - 5 syns for 40g.
  • Aldi Specially Selected Prosciutto Di Parma Ham 90g - 2 syns.
  • Waitrose & Partners No1 Prosciutto di Parma 90g - 3 syns for two.
  • Asda Extra Special Parma Ham 80g - 6 syns for 50g.
  • Morrisons The Best Minimum 18 Month Matured Parma Ham 70g - 6 syns for 50g.
  • Co-op Irresistible Parma Ham 5 Slices 75g - 4 syns.
  • Ocado Prosciutto Di Parma Ham 120g - 2 syns.
  • Tesco Finest Italian Antipasto 188g Parma Ham - 6 syns.
  • Golfera Bio Prosciutto di Parma Ham 70g - 6 syns.
  • Waitrose & Partners Christmas Italian Cured Meat Platter 180g Parma Ham - 2 syns.
  • Morrisons Deli Premium Parma Ham - 2 syns.
  • Sol Parma Ham 6 Slices 85g - 2.5 syns.
  • Footsteps Parma Ham 80g - 6.5 syns.
  • Fratelli Beretta Parma Ham 78g - 6 syns.
  • Unearthed Parma Ham 72g - 6 syns.
  • Montorsi Parma Ham 90g - 6.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Parma Ham

If you find parma ham to be too high in syns and you are a lover of cold hams and meats, we've got some other low syn alternatives for you to check out below which are slimming world friendly.

Low Syn Alternatives To Parma Ham
  • Tesco Smoked Prosciutto & Salami Plat 200G - 2.5 syns.
  • Tesco Finest Mortadella Pgi 140G - 4 syns.
  • Tesco Prosciutto Platter 180G - 3 syns.
  • Lidl Dulano Lightly Smoked Turkey Salami 200g - 1 syn.
  • Tesco Spanish Diced Chorizo 130G - 6.5 syns.
  • Tesco Finest Salami Milano 90G - 3 syns.
  • Aldi The Deli German Salami 135g - 1 syn.
  • Sainsbury's 5 Prosciutto Crudo 70g - 3.5 syns.
  • Aldi The Deli Italian Prosciutto 9 Slices 120g - 5 syns.
  • Tesco Chorizo Sausages For Cooking 200G - 11 syns.
  • Tesco German Style Meat & Cheese Selection 120G - 2 syns
  • Sainsbury's 15 Salami Slices 150g - 5 syns for three.
  • Tesco 8 Iberico Cheese & Serrano Rollitos 88G - 3 syns.
  • Tesco Italian Salami Selection Platter 120G - 2.5 syns.
  • Tesco Finest Spanish Spicy Chorizo 225G - 10.5 syns.
  • Tesco Finest Prosciutto Cotto With Herbs 100G - 2 syns.

Our Best SW Recipes With Parma Ham

If you've got some parma ham lying around in the fridge and you're wondering how to use it in an SW friendly way, we've got two SW recipes for you to check out below.

Parma Wrapped Cod


  • Four thick cod fillets.
  • Tablespoon of lemon zest and rosemary.
  • Eight slices of parma ham with fat removed.
  • 200g of asparagus tips.


  1. Heat your oven to gas mark 6, season your cod then mix together the rosemary and lemon zest.
  2. Sprinkle this mixture over your fish then wrap parma ham around the fillets, place on a baking tray with some veggies sprinkled around and roast for 15 minutes until the fish is firm to touch.
  3. Divide and serve.
Our Best SW Recipes With Parma Ham

Last Words

Overall, Parma ham is pretty low in syns, having 2 syns for a thin slice, it is however very high in fat and sodium so should be eaten in moderation and fat removed when possible. To save syns we suggest choosing salami or regular ham which can often be lower in fat.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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